Top 20 plus things to do in the Algarve

Top 20 plus things to do in the Algarve

Dramatic coastal walks, never-ending sandy beaches, fabulous food and wine, friendly locals, historic towns and villages, not to mention reasonable prices, it’s small wonder that Portugal, and in particular the Algarve, is a favourite holiday destination with us...
The essential guide to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve

The essential guide to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve

With never-ending sandy beaches and the Ria Formosa nature reserve on the doorstep, not to mention the charming old town of Faro just a short drive away, there is so much more on offer in this region of the Algarve than just playing golf, as I recently discovered when...
Porto tónico | How to make the perfect white port cocktail

Porto tónico | How to make the perfect white port cocktail

Sitting with a view out to sea and a Porto tónico in hand, I can feel the warmth of the sun on my face as it sets low in the sky. This is the first time I’ve come across this refreshing white port cocktail and it’s wonderful. At €6, I’m...
Ispica, getting off the beaten track in Sicily

Ispica, getting off the beaten track in Sicily

As I a gaze upwards and my eyes drink in the colourful fresco above me, I notice a large brush stroke that looks out of place. My guide explains that this is the last fresco painted by Olivio Sòzzi, a prolific artist whose work adorns many churches and...
Top 10 things to eat and drink in Spanish Basque Country

Top 10 things to eat and drink in Spanish Basque Country

This article is brought to you in association with Brittany Ferries. They offer great value Spanish holiday deals sailing into the cities of Bilbao and Santander from the UK. Slowly but surely, Northern Spain and, in particular, the Basque Country (or País...
Top 16 things to see and do, eat and drink in Mallorca

Top 16 things to see and do, eat and drink in Mallorca

Fabulous food, great wines, a stunning cathedral, picturesque hill-top villages, beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs plunging into electric blue seas; there are plenty of things to do in Mallorca, one of Spain’s most beautiful islands. I’ve visited this...
How we planned our eco-friendly honeymoon

How we planned our eco-friendly honeymoon

Romantic meals by the water’s edge, swimming, and snorkeling in the warm blue sea from our hotel’s private beach, exploring the island and wandering around the capital of Palma, all without leaving a huge carbon footprint, our eco-friendly honeymoon in...
Where and what to eat in Italy

Where and what to eat in Italy

From artisan gelato to fresh homemade pasta, Italian cuisine is renowned the world over. But beyond the pizza, pasta, and ice cream, there’s a never-ending gastronomic journey to discover including superb cheeses, succulent roasts and legendary...
Top 10 Things to See & Do, Eat & Drink in Menorca

Top 10 Things to See & Do, Eat & Drink in Menorca

With sumptuous seafood, great wine, not to mention the local gin, a rich ancient history and the natural, wild beauty of its countryside and coastline, it’s really quite surprising that the Spanish island of Menorca is a largely undiscovered island. I love it...

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